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Misty Isles, a schooner-rigged vessel from which historic cruises are being offered, in partnership with The Cortes Island Museum. Photo submitted.

Upcoming sails with Misty Isles exploring waters of Discovery Islands

Historic boat cruises being offered through partnership with Cortes Island Museum

Jonathan Scott’s documentary Power Trip, explored the obstacles in bringing solar energy to every household. (PBS/Special to THE NEWS)

One of B.C.’s Property Brothers nominated for Independent Lens award

Winner to be determined through audience votes on July 22

Campbell River Art + Earth Festival Coordinator Mike Davies sets up along the Seawalk near Rotary Park to play some tunes for passers by. This coming Sunday, July 25, the Seawalk will be filled with buskers between Frank James Park in Willow Point and Hidden Harbour in celebration of International Buskers Day. Photo courtesy Campbell River Art + Earth Festival

International Buskers Day event takes to the Seawalk

Musicians to ‘serenade the shoreline’ on Sunday

An oil painting by Peter Smith of a mail plane, now adorning the cover of one of his three books on the history of Discover Islands’ post offices. Courtesy Peter Smith.

Local author releasing three books on Discovery Islands’ postal history

Quadra Island hobbyist historian finds accounts of enigmatic postmasters

An oil painting by Peter Smith of a mail plane, now adorning the cover of one of his three books on the history of Discover Islands’ post offices. Courtesy Peter Smith.
Colleen Jay (left) and Joy Dawson sketch some local plants in the afternoon on Saturday. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

Native medicinal plants explored through art at Museum

Event looked at Indigenous uses and connecting with plants through art

Colleen Jay (left) and Joy Dawson sketch some local plants in the afternoon on Saturday. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
Aerialists are a neo-folk band who are excited to get back to live shows. Photo courtesy Tidemark Theatre
Aerialists are a neo-folk band who are excited to get back to live shows. Photo courtesy Tidemark Theatre
Jeff Plankenhorn, a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter playing in this year’s virtual Island Musicfest, at his studio in downtown Campbell River. Sean Feagan Photo / Campbell River Mirror

Multi-instrumentalist Plankenhorn sliding into MusicFest

Jeff Plankenhorn, a musician living in Campbell River, is performing in this year’s Island MusicFest.

Jeff Plankenhorn, a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter playing in this year’s virtual Island Musicfest, at his studio in downtown Campbell River. Sean Feagan Photo / Campbell River Mirror
Chilliwack’s Matt Johnson was strapped into a straight jacket and hung by his ankles upside down, and had less than two minutes to free himself before two spinning saw blades fell. (America’s Got Talent video)

VIDEO: Chilliwack escape artist Matt Johnson dazzles judges on America’s Got Talent

Johnson brought a packed auditorium to its feet with a death-defying stunt

Chilliwack’s Matt Johnson was strapped into a straight jacket and hung by his ankles upside down, and had less than two minutes to free himself before two spinning saw blades fell. (America’s Got Talent video)
Matthew Good took the Tidemark Theatre stage by storm during a previous season, and manager Jim Kent can hardly wait until people can again flow back into the theatre to see live performances again. Mirror File Photo by Mike Davies

Campbell River’s Tidemark Theatre is more than ready for a post-COVID world

‘I like that the plan has clear goalposts and allows us to start planning now,’ says theatre manager

  • Jun 1, 2021
Matthew Good took the Tidemark Theatre stage by storm during a previous season, and manager Jim Kent can hardly wait until people can again flow back into the theatre to see live performances again. Mirror File Photo by Mike Davies
The Queen of East Van, Isolde N. Barron, alongside her wife, Peach Cobblah, return to host the CR Pride Festival which will be live streamed from the Tidemark Theatre, in partnership with the North Island Pride Society on June 19 beginning at 2:30 p.m. Photo contributed

CR Pride Festival 2021 returns with old friends and a new digital format

CR Pride returns for its sixth year with some of Vancouver’s finest…

  • May 28, 2021
The Queen of East Van, Isolde N. Barron, alongside her wife, Peach Cobblah, return to host the CR Pride Festival which will be live streamed from the Tidemark Theatre, in partnership with the North Island Pride Society on June 19 beginning at 2:30 p.m. Photo contributed
Heather Hughson has spent many of her days over the past 15 or so years down at Sybil Andrews Cottage in Willow Point as the administrator of the Campbell River Arts Council, but says it’s time to move on and make room in her schedule for other passions. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror

End of an era at the Campbell River Arts Council as Heather Hughson retires

‘She has gone way above and beyond what the job called for,’ says organization’s executive director

Heather Hughson has spent many of her days over the past 15 or so years down at Sybil Andrews Cottage in Willow Point as the administrator of the Campbell River Arts Council, but says it’s time to move on and make room in her schedule for other passions. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror
Karen Tam. From Yiwu to you. Cyanotype on archival 100% natural fibre paper. Courtesy CRAG

Campbell River Art Gallery unleashes Karen Tam’s Autumn Tigers

Karen Tam’s exhibition Autumn Tigers is an immensely important conversation that reflects…

  • May 26, 2021
Karen Tam. From Yiwu to you. Cyanotype on archival 100% natural fibre paper. Courtesy CRAG
Benji Bridle is Prince Eric, Madison Knight is Ariel, Rose Gibson is Flounder and Samantha Tucker is Sebastian in Carihi Musical theatre’s production of the Little Mermaid which will be streamed online June 1-5, and June 10-12. Photo contributed

Carihi streaming beloved Hans Christian Anderson tale, The Little Mermaid

Carihi Musical Theatre will be streaming “The Little Mermaid” online June 1-5,…

  • May 21, 2021
Benji Bridle is Prince Eric, Madison Knight is Ariel, Rose Gibson is Flounder and Samantha Tucker is Sebastian in Carihi Musical theatre’s production of the Little Mermaid which will be streamed online June 1-5, and June 10-12. Photo contributed
The Arts Council of Ladysmith and District is working with several Vancouver Island art councils on the Digitial Innovation Group to improve digital skills for Island artists. (Submitted photo)

Arts group promotes digital literacy for Island artists

The goal is to leverage digital skills to promote Vancouver Island as an ‘arts powerhouse’

The Arts Council of Ladysmith and District is working with several Vancouver Island art councils on the Digitial Innovation Group to improve digital skills for Island artists. (Submitted photo)
The Tidemark Theatre will host on Thursday May 13 at 7 p.m. a conversation with the filmmakers of the 14-minute documentary film Koto: The Last Service. The film captures stories and farewells from family, friends and patrons of Campbell River’s Koto Japanese Restaurant before they closed their doors in May 2019, after 39 years. Photo from Koto: The Last Service poster

Tidemark Theatre hosts Q & A livestream about Campbell River restaurant documentary tonight (May 13)

Koto: The Last Service captures stories and farewells from longstanding Japanese restaurant

  • May 13, 2021
The Tidemark Theatre will host on Thursday May 13 at 7 p.m. a conversation with the filmmakers of the 14-minute documentary film Koto: The Last Service. The film captures stories and farewells from family, friends and patrons of Campbell River’s Koto Japanese Restaurant before they closed their doors in May 2019, after 39 years. Photo from Koto: The Last Service poster
The Tidemark Theatre announced that Jazz With Jim will return this May for a series of free, live stream concerts - beginning Thursday, May 13 at 1 p.m. Photo contributed

Jazz With Jim returns with new May live stream shows

The Tidemark Theatre is excited to announce that Jazz With Jim will…

  • May 13, 2021
The Tidemark Theatre announced that Jazz With Jim will return this May for a series of free, live stream concerts - beginning Thursday, May 13 at 1 p.m. Photo contributed
Campbell River author Diana Stevan will launch her new book Lilacs in the Dust Bowl Thursday, May 13 in a virtual launch by Zoom hosted by the Vancouver Island Regional Library. Photo: Lilacs in the Dust Bowl cover detail

Campbell River author launches new book virtually on Thursday

Lilacs in the Dust Bowl is an immigrant story set during the Great Depression on the Prairies,

  • May 10, 2021
Campbell River author Diana Stevan will launch her new book Lilacs in the Dust Bowl Thursday, May 13 in a virtual launch by Zoom hosted by the Vancouver Island Regional Library. Photo: Lilacs in the Dust Bowl cover detail
Blue Moon Marquee will livestream from the Tidemark Theatre on Friday, May 28 at 7:30 p.m. Livestream tickets are $15 for members and $20 for non members (+ applicable taxes and fees), and can be purchased through the Tidemark’s virtual box office (250.287.PINK). Photo contributed

Blue Moon Marquee livestreams Gypsy Blues and more from the Tidemark this May

For Immediate Release: April 29 Campbell River, BC – The Tidemark Theatre…

  • May 3, 2021
Blue Moon Marquee will livestream from the Tidemark Theatre on Friday, May 28 at 7:30 p.m. Livestream tickets are $15 for members and $20 for non members (+ applicable taxes and fees), and can be purchased through the Tidemark’s virtual box office (250.287.PINK). Photo contributed
Alex Witcombe of Drifted Creations works in the newly-opened Walter Morgan Studio on a new work during the first Art & Earth Festival. This year’s festival will look very different. Mirror File Photo

Campbell River’s annual Art+Earth Festival sees major changes in third year

‘In a sense, we’re re-defining what a festival can be,’ says organizer Ken Blackburn

Alex Witcombe of Drifted Creations works in the newly-opened Walter Morgan Studio on a new work during the first Art & Earth Festival. This year’s festival will look very different. Mirror File Photo
Daniel Wesley and the Tidemark Theatre will present an intimate live stream concert experience on Friday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m. Photo submitted

Singer-songwriter Daniel Wesley brings his unique ‘beach music’ sound to Campbell River

Catch Daniel Wesley in an intimate live stream concert experience on Friday,…

  • Apr 21, 2021
Daniel Wesley and the Tidemark Theatre will present an intimate live stream concert experience on Friday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m. Photo submitted